The Clearinghouse or call center is the hub and heart of Love INC. Through its central clearinghouse, Love INC listens compassionately and thoroughly evaluates all requests for assistance to determine the extent and source of need and legitimacy. Verified requests are referred to a local church ministry, church volunteer, or community agency. Love INC follows up to ensure the need was met and to offer support. Duplication of services is significantly reduced between service agencies and churches, and collaboration of shared resources is encouraged.
Love INC builds relationships with our neighbors in need, typically referred to us by local churches, surrounding school districts, and the Hershey Medical Center, rather than give direct cash assistance. By offering supplemental support such as transportation to a doctor’s appointment, a hot meal, visitation, or yard care, many of Love INC’s clients start to feel cared for, valued, and connected.
The Clearinghouse serves anyone who lives or worships in the Hershey/ Hummelstown, PA area, which includes zip codes 17033, 17036, and the 17022 portion of Elizabethtown which is in Dauphin County, PA.